NORFOLK — Troopster is an organization that accepts donations and sends care packages to military service members on deployment. On April 11, Troopster opened a new location in Norfolk. It will offer opportunities for the community to get involved with Troopster’s mission, and will expand the organization’s mission to supply troops with comfort packages. READ MORE.
VIRGINIA BEACH — City Public Schools officials are forming a panel of security experts — which will include military personnel and Virginia Beach Police — to provide the school board with recommendations on improving security in the city’s schools. READ MORE.
VIRGINIA BEACH — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs granted $39,161 to the city’s department of housing and neighborhood preservation to provide a permanent home for five additional veterans experiencing homelessness in Virginia Beach. READ MORE.
NORFOLK — The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group left Naval Station Norfolk for what Navy officials say was for a regularly scheduled deployment. The USS Harry S. Truman, an aircraft carrier, is the lead ship of the strike group. READ MORE.
NORFOLK — The Virginia Zoo is home to four orangutans. Both Bornean and Sumatran orangutans are critically endangered. One of the zoo’s female orangutans is pregnant. This will be the first offspring for the 18-year-old Bornean orangutan, who is expected to deliver the baby in mid-June to early July. READ MORE.